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IBM AIX rmsock Lets Local Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Kernel Memory Contents
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041166
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-1655   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 22 2018
Impact:   Disclosure of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.3, 6.1, 7.1, 7.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM AIX. A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information.

A local user can exploit an unspecified flaw in the 'rmsock' command to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory on the target system.

Impact:   A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix for IBM AIX.

For 5.3.12: APAR IJ06935
For 6.1.9: APAR IJ06905
For 7.1.4: APAR IJ06906
For 7.1.5: APAR IJ06904
For 7.2.0: APAR IJ06934
For 7.2.1: APAR IJ06907
For 7.2.2: APAR IJ06908

The IBM advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.

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